Love in a Time of Hate tells the gripping tale of Magda and André Trocmé, the couple that transformed a small town in the mountains of southern France into a place of safety during the Holocaust. At great risk to their own lives, the Trocmés led efforts in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to hide more than three thousand Jewish children and adults who were fleeing the Nazis. In this astonishing story of courage, romance, and resistance, learn what prompted André and Magda to risk everything for the sake of strangers who showed up at their door. Building on the story told in Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, German journalist Hanna Schott portrays a vivid story of resisting evil and sheltering refugees with striking resonance for today.
Hanna Schott is a German journalist, writer, and editor who has studied literature, theology, musicology, and language.
John D. Roth is professor of history at Goshen College, editor of Mennonite Quarterly Review, and director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen College. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. Roth’s many books include Choosing Against War: A Christian View, Beliefs: Mennonite Faith and Practice, Stories: How Mennonites Came to Be, and Practices: Mennonite Worship and Witness. Roth lives in Goshen, Indiana.
“The story of the Trocmés has given me much courage. Their example and story is for such as time as now.”
~Vickie Reddy, Reviews
“As the world confronts one of the greatest refugee crises in recorded history, this powerful true story could not be more timely or relevant.”
~Matthew Soerens, Reviews
“A beautiful narrative of redemption and mercy in the midst of occupied France under the Nazi regime.”
~Mae Elise Cannon, Reviews
“Love in a Time of Hate quickens our holy imagination to see what is possible in this day at this time. . . . A gift to the church.”
~Margot Starbuck, Reviews
“This story’s main takeaway is timeless. Moral, nonviolent resistance is needed now more than ever before. Relevant at home and in the halls of power, this book calls on all modern-day Magdas to answer the door and act.”
~Michael Shank, Reviews
“A poignant message in our day and for our world: love must live and thrive in us in response to fear, division, and hatred.”
~Donald Peters, Reviews
“Imagine if we, like the residents of the village of Le Chambon, responded to hate with love—offering our homes, churches, and countries as the places of refuge that are so desperately needed today.”
~Ray Loewen, Reviews
“The heartwarming and inspiring story of a courageous Christian couple who followed the nonviolent way of Jesus in a challenging time.”
~Albert J Meyer, Reviews